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Mass media in education

View Resource PBS NewsHour Extra

For educators who are looking for ways to use breaking news to enhance their lesson plans, PBS NewsHour Extra offers a collection of educational resources that highlight current issues and events that are sure to engage students. Readers will find articles, lesson plans, and news clips among the collection, all designed with middle and high school age students in mind. Readers may like to scout...

View Resource KQED: Education

KQED is Northern California's PBS/NPR affiliate, broadcasting out of San Francisco. On KQED's Education page, the station provides classroom resources, instructional ideas, and articles that will be especially of interest to educators. On the homepage, educators will find a variety of recently published resources that can be used in the classroom. These include a collection of articles from The...

View Resource Newsela

Language Arts and English Language Learning (ELL) instructors, as well as those learning Spanish or English themselves, can find news articles in a variety of proficiency levels on Newsela. Here, visitors can search for articles related to many different subjects, including Law, Health, and Science. Once users select an article, they can select whether to read the text in Spanish or English and...